Waterfalls in the Lake District

Amongst its many natural wonders, the Lake District is famous for its enchanting waterfalls. Cascading down the rugged hills and mountains, where these waterfalls add an element of ethereal beauty to an already mesmerising setting.

Scale Force sits on the banks of Crummock Water in the western Lake District. Sitting at 170 feet, Scale Force is the Lake District’s highest waterfall. There are plenty of walks to do around the area from strolling around the water to hiking the close by hills. We recommend parking in the small village of Buttermere to visit, and then stopping off in Keswick on your way back!

Aira Force is another waterfall sitting above Ullswater. This beautiful waterfall captivates visitors with its multiple cascades and picturesque woodland surroundings. Probably one of the busiest falls in the Lakes, so head there early to avoid traffic!

Stock Ghyll Force - Just a short walk from Ambleside, with an impressive 70-foot drop and charming walking trail, provides a serene retreat for nature lovers. Whether exploring their hidden nooks, feeling the mist on your face, or simply admiring their presence, the waterfalls in the Lake District are unforgettable. If you want to see the extent of the fall wander down to the base of the fall and cross over to walk back.

Rutter Force is situated in the beautiful Eden Valley. This gorgeous waterfall sits by an old mill with a retired waterwheel. These falls are a great option if you don’t want to stray far from the road.

Tom Gill Waterfall is situated a couple of miles out of Coniston. You’ll find a waterfall hidden amongst the stunning woodland. Park at the base of this beautiful falls and climb up until you reach Tarn Hows. It’s not a steep climb and makes a lovely circular walk. There are some nice photo opportunities on this walk!

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